Osman Yousefzada is a British born multi-disciplinary artist.


Osman’s practice revolves around modes of storytelling, merging autobiography with fiction and ritual. His work is concerned with the representation and rupture of the migrational experience and makes reference to socio-political issues of today. These themes are explored through moving image, installations, text works, sculpture, garment making and performance.


Contact & Socials






Public Art


Infinity Pattern 1 (under construction)
2020 – The Iconic Future System Building Façade. Osman Yousefzada was selected through an international commission for this public art project to be erected during the renovations of this iconic Birmingham building


Solo Exhibitions


2018 Being Somewhere Else - Ikon Gallery, Birmingham


Group Shows


Whitechapel Gallery, London
2020 - Inclusion of Film “Her Dreams are Bigger’ along with Panel discussion, to co-incide with Radical Figures, Painting in the new millennium.

Sound Symposium @ 180 Strand London
2020 - Performative costumes for Haroon Mirza

Lahore Biennale, Pakistan
2020 – A Rich Tapestry, Curated by Johnston Watkins & Ayesha Khalid
New commission Haus Claus (No Exit) – Bricks & Mortar

Lahore Biennale, Pakistan
2020 – A Believe is not a belief, because the truth is unbelievable
A Collaborative work with Haroon Mirza. An Opera at the Gadhafi Stadium in Lahore.

Mendes Wood, Brussels
2019 – Nightfall
A group show curated by artist Erika Verzutti

Stromboli Island, Italy
2018 - Volcano Extravaganza
Collaborative Performance with Cecilia Bengolea and Haroon Mirza

Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka
2018 - Total Anastrophes
A group show curated by Runa Islam and Milovan Ferrnato


Also exhibited at:


Victoria & Albert  Museum, London
Design Museum, London,
Wapping Project, London
Lahore Museum, Pakistan
Central State Museum, Almaty
Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
Ringling  Museum, Florida

Press 


On Racism and British Fashion
By Elizabeth Paton
The New York Times

Art & Photography: Artist Osman Yousefzada’s new show is a personal reflection on migration
By Lexi Manatakis
Dazed Magazine

Osman Yousefzada Launches A New Exhibition On The Experience Of Migration
By Claudia Croft
Vogue UK

Designer Osman Explores His Mother's Oppression In New Exhibit
By Caryn Franklin
Refinery29

Volcano Extravaganza 2018 / Stromboli
by Anna Franceschini
Flash Art

"I left my heart in stromboli" - Interview with Osman Yousefzada
By Alessio de Navasques
i-D Magazine VICE

With His Fashion Line and Now His Art, Osman Yousefzada Pays Tribute to His Mom
By Margaret Carrigan
Observer

VOLCANO EXTRAVAGANZA | TOTAL ANASTROPHES
Currated by Milovan Farronato with Runa Islam as artistic leader Samdani Art Foundation

Osman Yousefzada: 'Shades of unity in hope of a new brown and black coalition'
Interview with Osman Yousefzada
The Guardian

OSMAN YOUSEFZADA ON CHANGING THE FASHION SYSTEM
BY Hetty Mahlich
SHOWStudio

Barneys New York Sets An Art-Filled Scene
By Nick Remsen
The Wall Street Journal

Op-Ed | Fashion’s Darkest Truth
by Osman Yousefzada
Business of Fashion

Profile: Osman Yousefzada on South Asian Design, European Faces and Brown Hands
By Sujata Assomull
The Voice of Fashion

OSMAN YOUSEFZADA: READY-TO-WEAR AW21
By Claudia Croft
10Magazine

Confined Artists – Free Spirits: Photographs from Lockdown
Editorial by Maryam Eisler
LUX Mag

Osman Yousefzada, Being Somewhere Else at Ikon Gallery
Interview with Osman, by Chloe Grimshaw
Plinth

Osman Yousefzada On How Coronavirus Has Devastated “Forgotten Voices” In The BAME Community
By Osman Yousefzada
Vogue UK
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